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What would your Sport do if...?

Play By The Rules Forum for National Sports Organisations explored five integrity themes - social media, complaint handling, discrimination, child safe environments and club culture. The following videos showcase stories that are relevant to these themes. They highlight real life, practical issues that have had an impact on integrity in sport. The presenters were asked to give 'warts and all' accounts of issues that they have had an experience with.

The idea behind these presentations is to give you an opportunity to consider how your sport might deal with a similar issue.

Complaint Handling - Michael Beaumont (NSW Bowls)

Complaint Handling - Michael Beaumont (NSW Bowls)

At a Seniors event, a player used a range of loud expletives while playing. A female spectator complained to the player, then another player gave the spectator a spray, telling her she had no business interfering while they were playing. She was visibly upset and left the grounds...
Complaint Handling - Peter Gourlay (Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)

Complaint Handling - Peter Gourlay (Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission supports individuals and organisations to resolve concerns and complaints. What can and does go wrong in sport? What options do people have and who can help? Why people might look outside their sport for help? How to ensure those with complaint handling responsibilities are trained, supported and know what to do.
Discrimination - Ben Hartung (Hockey Victoria)

Discrimination - Ben Hartung (Hockey Victoria)

Fair go, sport! Hockey Victoria’s involvement in a project that aimed to increase the awareness of sexual and gender diversity and to promote safe and inclusive environments in Hockey.
Discrimination/Inclusion - Alex Bright (Cycling Australia)

Discrimination/Inclusion - Alex Bright (Cycling Australia)

Handcyclists (with a disability), who are already racing in cycling events at a higher level (e.g. National Handcycling Series or the National Paracycling Championships) are experiencing barriers to participating at Club level cycling events, in some instances, even in their own club!
Social Media - Loren Bartley (Impactiv8)

Social Media - Loren Bartley (Impactiv8)

Sport is inherently social, however many sports have chosen to steer clear of social media due to the bad wrap it receives. Sport can learn a lot from the many businesses that have achieved positive results by joining the social media revolution
Social Media - Vanessa Brown (Surf Life Saving Australia)

Social Media - Vanessa Brown (Surf Life Saving Australia)

What would you do in your sport if you have no social media presence and/or begin to lose control? What can you do to take back control?
Sports Culture - Clea Smith (Australian Drug Foundation) and Paul Heponstall (National Rugby League)

Sports Culture - Clea Smith (Australian Drug Foundation) and Paul Heponstall (National Rugby League)

Poor player behaviour is what hits the headlines – but the days of providing annual alcohol education sessions, ticking the box and crossing fingers things will improve are over. Changing the drinking culture across a sport needs more than band-aids…
Sports Culture - Grant Weir (Hockey Australia)

Sports Culture - Grant Weir (Hockey Australia)

What You Say Matters - the hypothesis that culture is about what is said or not said in any setting and that in a sporting club the person who has some control over this is the head coach. “What you say matters” became the starting point for actions.

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